W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 56xxx
This Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1917, is in very good condition with 85% finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Both charging handle knobs are cracked. Stock has well defined wood grain, predominantly on the left side from the butt to the grip. There is also some faint tiger striping from the comb to the grip. There are a couple of heavier pressure marks on the right side of the stock, near the comb, rear of the pistol grip. There are also other various small handling marks throughout the furniture. Stock shows some sign of refurbishment by sanding and refinishing; while the finger grooves on both sides have sharp edges, the Swiss military acceptance mark on the right side of the stock at the cheek piece is shallow. Bluing has been armory refurbished. Receiver bluing is dark, with some edge wear around the loading slot, on the rear left side by the bolt plug, and on the right side at the front edge. Both barrel bands have dark bluing with little wear. Trigger plate has dark bluing with edge wear around the front and middle screws. Trigger guard has edge wear. Magazine base plate finish is thinning and with patina. Receiver is P stamped. Receiver is also "·22" stamped, indicating a factory refurbishment occurred in 1922. Includes muzzle cover and leather sling. C&R Eligible. Discreet import engraving.
The Karabiner Model 1911 (K11) is the shorter, lighter, carbine model of the Swiss 1911 rifle. It is a magazine fed, straight pull, bolt action rifle chambered in 7.5x55mm Swiss Gewehrpatrone 1911 (GP11). Though the 1911 rifle ceased production in 1919, the K11 was produced through 1933 as the Swiss military realized the benefit of outfitting their service members with shorter, lighter, carbines.